Frequently Asked Questions
HOW IS a1000YOGA ACADEMY DIFFERENT?
A1000yoga's courses are rich and comprehensive. Our teachers have a wealth of knowledge and experience from Satyananada, Sivananda, Iyengar and Ashtanga schools of yoga. Because of these different influences our courses incorporate the practices and thoughts of many yoga schools and is not restricted to a single perspective. Our courses blend the traditional Indian wisdom from Yogic texts like Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hata Yoga Pradipika and Ayurveda with modern anatomy and teaching methodologies to provide a broad understanding of yoga in therapy, lifestyle and diet. The quality and high standard of our courses are further validated by Yoga Alliance recognition. We also offer help with developing the business acumen and experience required to run a successful yoga studio.
All this experience translates into a comprehensive teacher training programs which equips the student with confidence and knowledge required to be a successful yoga teacher.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INCLUDE?
Our 200-Hour Teacher Training curriculum includes:
Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)
Principles of anatomy
Science and art of sequencing
Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
Confidence-building through practice teaching
Yoga history and philosophy
Sanskrit names of postures
WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK AT WHEN CHOOSING A GOOD YOGA CERTIFICATION ACADEMY?
Lineage - The lineage of the school plays a very important role in determining the course content and the way the information is imparted to aspiring teachers. The longer the lineage the more authentic and accurate the transfer of knowledge from teacher to student.
Course content - The courses should be inspired and adhere to traditional Yogic scriptures like Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Hata Yoga Pradipika making them authentic in practice and philosophy of yoga.
Studio experience – In addition to certification courses if the school is adept in running successful yoga centres, this insight is a key factor in setting up your own yoga centre or teaching as a freelancer.
Peer Network – It is important for a yoga teacher to have a strong and active peer support group that keep you updated on new career and learning opportunities.
The teacher training courses at a1000yoga have been designed with the above pointers as fundamental guidelines.
WHY BE PART OF THE GROWING a1000 YOGA ALUMNI?
Once you’ve decided to embark on the path of teaching yoga and complete all the necessary certifications you maybe at a loss on where to begin. This is when being part of a growing alumni community with mentorship from experienced yoga teachers and a well-established peer support group becomes crucial.
At a1000 yoga we foster strong relationships with our alumni with constant updates on apprenticeship, studio and corporate teaching opportunities providing you with a start on your career as a yoga teacher.
We also regularly communicate with our alumni about learning opportunities which keeps you updated with what is happening in the field of yoga and helps you to stay on the path of constant learning and improvement. Our alumni get a 10% discount on workshops and other courses. Most of our short term courses count towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program credits.
Twice a year all graduates will come together to reconnect with their guru, shaala and network with peers and other teachers.
In addition to all of the above we are happy for our 200 hours alumni to do a refresher course with us again at no additional cost enabling you to revisit the course from a perspective of someone who has started teaching yoga.